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January 11, 2005








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Economic Report

MICHIGAN GIVES RESTAURANTS EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
What would you do if your restaurant lost power or water service for a day or more? Michigan has published some ideas....[full story]

CALIFORNIA UPS ENERGY STANDARDS—AGAIN
Yes, time to do some stretching exercises. California’s raised the energy hurdles....[full story]

NOISE MAKING MUSH OF U.K. PUB WORKERS’ EARS
"’Ear today, gone tomorrow." Regs to protect hearing aren’t being enforced....yet.... [full story]

NO PUFFING IN SASKATCHEWAN
With so many provinces banning smoking, the hockey’s bound to get even faster....[full story]

ONLINE CALCULATORS GIVE QUICK ENERGY ESTIMATES
Trying to put together some energy consumption estimates? Check out this Web site....[full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

NAFEM SALES INDICES POST STRONG 3Q GAINS
Equipment and supplies manufacturer sales grew strongly in the third quarter of 2004....[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX WAFFLES IN NOVEMBER
Business during November was disappointing, but operators remained reasonably confident....[full story]

MOUNTAIN STATES EXPECT STRONGEST FOODSERVICE GROWTH
Big population growth and all that fresh air bode well for dining....[full story]

SPECIAL FOCUS:
MODERATE E&S GROWTH BUT BIG PRICE INCREASES ON TAP FOR 2005
The equipment and supplies market grew in 2004, and we forecast ’05 will see even better growth....[full story]

Industry Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

IRINOX DEBUTS U.S. DISTRIBUTORSHIP
Irinox Italy unveils Irinox USA....[full story]

AFC COMPLETES SALE OF CHURCH’S CHICKEN
Church’s Chicken joins the Crescent Capital Investments flock....[full story]

CAPTAIN D’S SAILS UNDER NEW FLAG
Captain D’s unfurls the banner of new owners....[full story]

MORE NEW FACES IN HIGH PLACES
Call the sign makers—new names on top doors at four companies....[full story]

OZON: ALL KIDS, ALL THE TIME
Kids-oriented chain gears up for big plans....[full story]

GOT NEWS?
News isn’t news until somebody knows about it. Use Foodservice Equipment Reports and FER Fortnightly to move your news....[full story]





FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
(publishers of Foodservice Equipment Reports),
covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.
Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Allison Clark, associate editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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